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2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:51 pm

We have our first commitment, and it is a big one. 4 star WR Justin Wilkins out of FL.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:35 am

Write up from Inside Texas on Watkins. Sounds like a player, but it should be noted that this is his third commitment and we still have a year to go.

The first 2018 commitment is a flip.

Ocala (FL) Vanguard athlete Justin Watkins flipped from Florida State to Texas at today’s junior day.

“The way coach planned on using me in this offense, getting the ball into my hands, he’s a great guy,” Watkins said. “I like how he came at me. He understands my life. He talked to me about my personal life, not just football. He understands it. I just feel like this is the best fit for me. This is the right place. I’m going to stand out here. I’m from Florida. I want to stand out. I feel like this is the right place to make me stand out. I want to be that different player on the offense.”

Excerpt from the Recruiting Notebook:
How he fits at Texas: Watkins is comparable to Daje Johnson in terms of athleticism and skill set, he’s insanely fast and spends most of his time on his highlights destroying opponents in the run game with his unstoppable combination of lateral and vertical explosiveness. In the Herman offense he’d be best deployed on the perimeter running sweeps, screens, and eventually some routes. Unlike most water-bug quick skill athletes, Watkins is 5-foot-11 and might be easier to find down the field if his hands allow him to become a reliable target. This is an elite level athlete which is undoubtedly why Herman and his staff even bothered to go out of state to grab him. – IB

Coach Says: This kid is a home run waiting to happen. What he lacks in size he makes up for in a big way in speed and elusiveness, as he puts quite a bit of strain on a defense. He can stop and go on a dime and gets up to speed quickly and is probably the last guy you want to see with the ball in his hands and lots of field to work with. While he seems to log a ton of snaps at running back currently, I am willing to bet wherever he lands he ends up splitting out to the slot and being used in a variety of ways so he can get the ball in space. He doesn’t need a ton of room to split a defense, so just get the ball out to him and let him go to work. He’s a no brainer and while he is certain to have a wondering eye, he is worth the time you put in if he signs with your school.

How this affects Texas: His tape is eye-opening. His potential is unlimited. His desire is to play with the ball in his hands. These are all things Texas sees in spades, thus they’ve made a strong push for one of the country’s top athletes. He’s committed to FSU after a brief pledge to LSU, as UT and staff look to change that this weekend during JD. I’ve got a real good feeling here. So do the Horns. – JW
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby UTwiz on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:53 am

We are going to be elite again. Soon. And I won't even gloat.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:27 pm

UTwiz wrote:We are going to be elite again. Soon. And I won't even gloat.


Talent acquisition hasn't been a problem. Show me the baby.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby UTwiz on Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:04 pm

HornMafia wrote:
UTwiz wrote:We are going to be elite again. Soon. And I won't even gloat.


Talent acquisition hasn't been a problem. Show me the baby.


You know how this is going to end up. Be excited.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:19 pm

Well the arrest of Reese Leitao should open up another scholarship.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby txlonghorn47 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:10 am

What a moron.....coaches son too which kinda makes it even dumber
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:12 pm

Horns land 4-star QB Casey Thompson

http://insidetexas.com/thompson-to-texas-2/
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Texas flips ESPN 300 QB Cameron Rising...Who was an OU commit.

http://www.barkingcarnival.com/2017/4/2 ... ce=twitter
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby Makaveli on Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:04 pm

How is the 2018 class looking on a scale of 1-10 ?

Using the Mack Brown scale from early to mid 2000's as the standard, not the 3-star Charlie stuff
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby txlonghorn47 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:39 am

Nothing earth shattering yet, but the troll job of Stoops so far has been hilarious. The OL and LB we have so far were thought to be OU leans. Thompson was passed over by OU because of the Cali QB they had committed, but he just flipped to TX, so TX has two QBs that OU had sights on.

According to the message boards and what not TX is thought to be the "cool" place again especially around the Houston area where most of the big recruits are this year. Just need to show some progress under Herman that something is being built here and it sounds like a lot of those guys will buy in.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby UTwiz on Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:42 am

On the composite rankings (normalization of all major national rankings), our avg star rating is 6th nationally.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:56 pm

Texas gets a commitment from Ron Tatum, 4 Star DE from OK. ESPN 300 as well.

http://insidetexas.com/tatum-to-texas/
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby txlonghorn47 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:09 pm

The OU troll job continues
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby UTwiz on Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:53 pm

UTwiz wrote:On the composite rankings (normalization of all major national rankings), our avg star rating is 6th nationally.


Whoops. Make that 5th nationally after this afternoon.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:05 pm

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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Sun May 07, 2017 9:47 pm

4 star safety Caden Sterns flips his commitment from LSU to Texas.

Tom Herman is working some magic.

http://insidetexas.com/sterns-flips-to-texas/
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby UTwiz on Sun May 07, 2017 10:08 pm

Herman has already hit the trifecta: he's flipped an elite recruit from OU, LSU, and FSU. Texas lost seven games last season. Ninja.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby txlonghorn47 on Mon May 08, 2017 10:24 am

Still a long way to signing day and a bad season could change all this momentum, but so far I'd say Herman is answering any questions people had on his recruiting ability back in Feb.
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Postby UTwiz on Mon May 08, 2017 1:06 pm

A 10 win season is more likely than a 7 win season, IMO. And once Herman recruits in that environment, it'll be church.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby U2-Horn on Mon May 08, 2017 1:41 pm

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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby Bucharest on Tue May 09, 2017 1:27 am

OHHHHH THOMAS!!!
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby HornMafia on Tue May 30, 2017 2:57 pm

Keaontay Ingram, 4 star RB from Carthage commits to Texas.

http://insidetexas.com/ingram-is-a-longhorn/

In other news, Reese Leitao is being allowed to enroll. Not sure how I feel about that.
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Re: 2018 Texas Recruiting Thread

Postby UTwiz on Tue May 30, 2017 6:29 pm

I feel great about Leitao enrolling. Also feel great about Herman being a bad mfer on the recruiting trail. Like Hansel, he's so hot right now.
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